Congratulations on your admission to the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus.

Here is key information to factor into your decision to earn a Wisconsin MBA. You can look forward to a fun and fulfilling career advancement journey with us.

More fun facts to make you love Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin MBA Advantage

Get ready to dive into our unique, specialized Wisconsin MBA model. You’ll study a core curriculum and a specific, immersive focus in your specialization. And throughout you will have personalized career support to solidify your marketability. Very soon you will discover that employers value your level of preparation and your ability to make an immediate impact.

Life in Madison, Wisconsin

You’re about to experience a top-rated business school in a top-rated capital city. Madison offers it all—excitement, energy, and the opportunities of a Big Ten campus. A low cost of living means housing is affordable. Public transportation can get you to all corners of the isthmus. Madison is beloved for lots of great reasons—like food, sports, and culture—through four spectacular seasons.

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Student Life

Your home base, Grainger Hall, is a standout building on campus, valued by students for its great library, MBA lounges, high-tech resources, and overall beauty. Student organizations abound and offer tremendous opportunities to meet other dedicated MBA students across specializations and gain valuable leadership skills in the process. As a student you’ll also have full access to extensive benefits of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, like computing, recreation, a strong arts culture, and Big Ten sports.


International Student Resources

With nearly 4,000 international students on campus, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has one of the largest international enrollments among U.S. colleges and universities.

Approximately 25 percent of MBA students are international, representing more than 12 countries. We hope you will feel at home! A variety of resources is available to assist international students with their transition to academic life in the United States.

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Health and Child Care Resources

University Health Services (UHS)

University Health Services (UHS) is located on campus to provide students with primary physical and mental health care, health education, health promotion, and disease prevention services. All enrolled students are eligible for care at UHS, and most services are prepaid as part of tuition and fees.

 Services provided include visits to the UHS staff and most diagnostic laboratory studies and x-rays.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

If you have a TA or PA appointment, your health insurance options are explained in your appointment letter. For students without this appointment, the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) supplements the services of University Health Services with major medical coverage at a group rate for students, spouses/domestic partners, and children.

All international students and their dependents are required to purchase SHIP or a UW Health Services-approved comparable health insurance plan.

Child Care Referrals and Information

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) offers assistance to parents and promotes the development and implementation of coordinated child care systems on campus. The office is a referral service for child care centers on campus and in the surrounding communities. The OCCFR also distributes information on programs for low-income student families who may need financial assistance to secure quality child care. 

Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)

Students with children may qualify for assistance with up to 30-40% of child care costs per academic semester. Payments are made directly to the daycare programs. All students—including international students—are potentially eligible. Applications are available from the Office of Child Care and Family Resources.

Next Steps

Accept your offer, then check back here for the specifics of getting enrolled. The people you met throughout your admissions process and the Wisconsin MBA program office team are ready to help you with any final questions.

The MBA On, Wisconsin Weekend takes place April 8-10, 2021. This event is exclusively for newly admitted students and provides an opportunity to meet future classmates, participate in a case study, and have candid conversations about life in business school.